What's In Outdoors



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Every Friday morning at 8:15, Phil Taunton will join the KVOE Morning show and let listeners know What’s In Outdoors.

 Below you can listen to past shows and find information relating to all kinds of stuff.  ENJOY!


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What's In Outdoors Calendar



All Year

Kansas Crappie Club Tournaments - More Info

All Year 

Friends of the Kaw events - More Info 

Aug 20

Future of FH QUWF Youth Chapter YC-01 3D Archery Shoots - Flyer

Sept 2 - 3

The Beau Arndt Foundation 2016 Guided Youth Deer Hunt - Info

Sept 3 & 4

Future of FH QUWF Youth Chapter YC-01 3D Archery Shoots - Flyer

Sept 24

Woodfest - free range music and fun - www.woodfestks.com 

What's In Outdoors with Phil Taunton - 07-08-16

  • Celebrating the 4th of July with family and friends!







  • Catfish on Parade





  • Friends for over 65 years, brothers Gary and Richard Upshaw joined disabled veteran Joe Bragg for some successful crappie fishing over the 4th.



  • A blue heron was a regular visitor to Phil's john boat being used as both a live well and "Minnow Bucket!"

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Week of 06-24-16

  • Recap of KDWPT Great Outdoor Day and Governor's Campout at El Dorado State Park.






Miss Kansas pictures courtesy of KDWPT.

  • Angler Education Instructor Certification Course - July 19  - See calendar above

Week of 06-17-16

  • Joe Wilson, Bentonville, Arkansas, founder of Squirrel Unlimited will discuss squirrel hunting and his favorite recipes.  

 Joe Wilson,    Founder of the World Champion Squirrel Cook off       479-866-4342  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  


  • Recap of Symphony in the FlintHills and Prairie Walk experience where things went south concerning armadillos! 




This link will provide some interesting facts concerning armadillos.  http://icwdm.org/handbook/index.asp#carn

Nine-banded Armadillo

In Kansas, armadillos can be taken year round with a hunting license, or in cases of damage like digging in the yard or being in or near buildings, they can be shot, trapped, etc without any additional license under the damage statute. 



  • Saturday, What's in Outdoors, Critter Camp Plus and "Outside for a Better Inside" will be at El Dorado State Park, Walnut River Amphitheater Area in celebration of Great Outdoors Day & Governor's Campout. 


Week of 06-10-16

  • David Kehler will join WIO to discuss native wildflowers and what to expect at Symphony in the Flinthills, June 11. 

David is affiliated with K-State Research and Extension/Butler County, El Dorado Ks  and can be reached at -316-321-9660

Here are links to a couple of good sites for wildflowers....... courtesy of David. 




  • A "Wild Space" retreat with wild flowers, a occupied bluebird house and a few annuals to attract hummingbirds and butterflies is beginning to take hold at Council Grove City Lake. 

  • Cats up to 20 pounds were on the prowl and largemouth bass outside the slot limit had a fondness for Hot Pink during a recent outing at Council Grove City Lake. 

CGCL is a CFAP Lake which entitles you to free fishing but you do need to have Aquatic Nuisance Species ANS certification. 

Please observe all rules and regulations posted at the Lake. 


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Week of 06-03-16

  • Kent Schnakenberg founder of Team Schnak will be our guest. Kent will be riding in the Dirty Kanza 200 and will begin touring the country in July to heighten the awareness of the fight to defeat juvenile diabetics.

  • You boys mind if I play through?

What would you do if you met this fella on the golf course?


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Week of 05-27-16

  • Mike Andrew Gingerich, Mudcat Mike of Topeka will join us on the show to talk cat fishing and the secrets to his success. 

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Mud Cat Mike and friend enjoying a great day of fishing!

  • WIO is proud to announce Joe Petty as it 2016-2017 scholarship winner


Michael Joseph Petty,
Shawnee Mission South High School


  • Recap of the 2016 Keep it a Safe Summer activity at the Lyon County Fairgrounds. 

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  • Woodpecker Stalking - 

    Which of these two birds inspired the creation of Woody the Woodpecker?
    The red-headed woodpecker(picture courtesy of Audrey Agin or the crow sized pileated woodpecker? See video



  • Kansas Crappie Club benefit tournament, Milford Lake, May 21-22 - One tough bite!









  • Park Visitors asked to leave firewood at home!


Listen to past shows


  • Monster Sweet Potato Recipe! Courtesy of Lanne Shayes
  • Fish Salad Recipe….. Use as a dip with our favorite cracker or make a sandwich
  • http://www.crappie.com Recipes and stories.
  • Recipe courtesy of Dustin Teasley, KDWPT

Cold Pack Pickled Fish

1 quart fish (rib meat from carp, white bass or drum fillets)….makes around 3 pints.

2 medium yellow onions

3 C Kosher Salt

1 C Port Wine (White but red will work)

1 C Sugar

2 C or more of White Vinegar

2 C Water

2 Tbsp Pickling Spice

Cut meat into pieces no thicker than 1/2”. In a bowl place a layer of salt, then place a layer of fish, then cover that layer with salt. So on and so forth until you have used all the fish and then cover it with salt. Set in fridge 24 hours. Next rinse all salt off fish and place in container covering fish with white vinegar. Set in fridge 24 hours. In a sauce pan, mix 1 C port wine, 1 C sugar, 2 C vinegar, 2 C water, and 2 Tbsp pickling spice and bring to a boil and remove from heat. Clean onions and slice. Once the solution you boiled has cooled, strain out spices. In pint jars create layers of onion and fish until you reach the neck of the jar. Pour cooled solution in jar until all meat and onion is covered. Place ring and lid on jar and set in fridge 24 hours before eating.

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